Thursday, June 9, 2011
Yesterday, as the temperature creeped towards the 90's inland, I hopped on the Bay Mist, one of Casco Bay Lines ferries, and took a short cruise to nowhere. On board, it was sunny and warm but not hot. I'd say, close to perfect. Around noon, I got off at Peaks Island and with views of the city and bay traffic in the background, took in lunch on the beach. It was nice sitting on the rocks in the sun, munching on my tuna sandwich. Heading back to the dock later, I caught sight of this island bike leaning against a signpost. Flashback! I got a brand new, JC Higgins, red bike with silver fenders for my tenth birthday. I couldn't believe my eyes, when I saw it in the driveway. All mine? As memory serves me, it had to be one of my all time best possessions ever. And most summer and yes, winter days, we were inseparable. Hey, I didn't have a dog, but I had an envious bike.